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expression of shared feelings and attitudes through more or less formally ordered actions of an essentially symbolic nature performed on appropriate occasions. A ceremony involves stereotyped bodily movements, often in relation to objects possessing symbolic meaning. For example, people bow or genuflect, tip hats, present arms, slaughter cattle, salute flags, and perform a myriad of other actions. Ceremonies express, perpetuate, and transmit elements of the value and sentiment system and aim at preserving such values and sentiments from doubt and opposition; moreover, they intensify the solidarity of the participants. Ceremonies are found in all societies.

What does it mean when you dream about a ceremony?

Ceremonies can be simple celebrations, but often they mark an important transition in life, such as a graduation ceremony or a marriage ceremony. In the dream, ceremonies can represent that one has acquired new skills or moved into a new phase of one’s life.

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S-3 Division, along with the Supply Department Chain of Command, ceremoniously turned over $510,000 in profits to the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, and the Fun Boss on the bridge this past February while operating off the coast of Guam.
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The nation's largest operator of refrigerated warehouses and related transport services recently raised the roof ceremoniously at its latest project development site in Furth, where approximately 18 million euros is being invested to replace an existing facility in Nurnberg.
After speeches from Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, Cabela's Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner and other special guests, Cameron Hanes, an Oregon native and the host of Outdoor Channel's "Elk Chronicles," will ceremoniously open the store by shooting a ribbon at the door with a bow and arrow.
This shrine, called the dargah, is especially ornate in Ajmer and features a magnificent marble dome which sits ceremoniously on a platform of silver.
Then we ceremoniously carried the first item of clothing to hang on the meticulously placed clothes rod in our work of art.
Ceremoniously, medicinally and culturally, these hot drinks have remained a strong component of what makes up the quilt work of Asian customs.
are going to be held ceremoniously in the Pazhou Complex of Chinese Import & Export Fair (Guangzhou Pazhou) on June 22, 2011.
Caption: Equity Residential ceremoniously topped out construction recently of its 14-story residential tower on 500 West 23rd Street.
The United States, which ceremoniously keeps slapping more and more sanctions against Iran all the time, has quietly allowed several American companies to skirt these trade embargoes and do business with Iran over the past decade.
Ailing at the age of 92, Caroline Severance ceremoniously registered to vote on the porch of El Nido, her West Adams home south of downtown Los Angeles.
Kotze said ceremoniously "I now hand over the first public copy of the 7th Edition of the LexisNexis Practical Guide to Tax in Namibia.